I’ve been Wii hunting.
K-Mart didn’t have any.
2 Walmarts didn’t have any.
Target didn’t have any.
EB didn’t have any.
Best Buy didn’t have any.
Even Sears didn’t have any.
And none of these places knew when they were going to get more.
I’m sure they all had Xbox 360s.
Apparently I’m not the only one. Microsoft expects to ship 10 million Xbox 360s by the end of the year.
And it made me think about what I really want in a next-gen game system. I want some great new games, maybe a few updates on some old favorites. I want to feel like I’m getting my money’s worth, but I also don’t want a gimmick.
I’m really interested in only 2 Wii games; Wii Sports and Twilight Princess. The new Zelda is at the top of that list. Other than that I want to check out the virtual console and the new Smash Bros. that won’t be out until Spring/Summer 2007. And since the Wii is geared more for groups and parties, I need to see more single player titles and online capability before I get more excited about it and be willing to wait in a line for more than an hour to buy one. Until then all it does is play old games and a new Zelda. At the end of the day I just don’t want one that bad.
Gimmick or not, I’ll probably still get one someday.
On the Xbox 360 I could see liking Gears of War, Rainbow Six: Vegas, and Halo 3, although I swore I wouldn’t get one after Halo 2’s lame cliffhanger ending.
The PS3 has potential, but it’s expensive and hasn’t been getting favorable reviews. The Wii is barely in stock. That leaves the Xbox 360. Despite not really offering anything really revolutionary, it’ll be under more Christmas trees. It’s not the the Xbox 360 is incredibly appealing. It’s just the only one you can really buy and play right now.
Although, the TV/Movies download features look to give Apple a run for its money.